Newcastle vs Everton – Match Preview


This is another vital game in Newcastle’s survival in the Premier league this year, in what is turning out to be out worst season ever in the top league.

Newcastle will still be without Owen, Guthrie, Barton and Gonzelez, but that’s a lot better as far as injuries, than we’ve been for quite a while. At the worst time we had 11 first team players out with injury in December.

Smith, Martins and Viduka are all fit again, and Gutierrez returns from a one match suspension.

Hughton, who will be in charge of the team tomorrow,m in the absense of Joe Kinnear will probably name the following side:

Taylor (S) Coloccini Bassong Enrique
Gutierrez Butt (c) Nolan Taylor (R)
Martins Lovenklrands
Subs: Krul Cacapa Geremi Smith Duff Ameobi Viduka

That’s a strong side and a strong bench, and some good players will not make the starting line-up tomorrow, but that has to be good news for Newcastle fans. Now that we have 3 new players in the squad and some of  our injured players finally coming back from our latest injury crisis, which we seem to have every single season, things are starting to  look a little better.

Everton are hit by suspension and injuries, and Cahill and Hibbert are suspended with 5 yellow cards, and there are also injuries to Yakubu, Vaughan, Valente, Fellaini (back), Pienaar and Osman (stomach) and they are all unlikely to play tomorrow.

Striker Louis Saha is almost fit again after another injury and he could earn a place on the bench for Everton. The former Newcastle player has not played since injuring a hamstring in the victory at Tottenham on November 30th.

On-loan Manchester City striker Jo will return, having been ineligible for last week’s FA Cup victory over Aston Villa, and he could be Everton’s danger man with two good goals already for the Merseyside team. The Brazilian will need to be watched carefully by Coloccini and Bassong.

Eveeton are likely to turn out the following side:

Jacobsen, Jagielka Lescott Baines
Neville Rodwell Arteta Gosling
Jo Anichebe

This could be a very close game and both teams will be after all 3 points.

A defeat for Newcastle would be almost unthinkable and we must start picking up points again at St. James’ Park.

We looked a better team at WBA because of our three new boys, Nolan, Taylor and Lovenkrands, and they could well be the difference tomorrow.

And hopefully the lads will be going all out for a win for manager Joe Kinnear, who is due to be released from hospital tomorrow.

Howay The Lads!!

17 comments so far

  • TheDan

    Feb 21, 2009 at 11:41 PM

    Comment #2

    REAALLLLY looking forward to tomorrow,
    hopefully 2-1 to us.
    add me on cod

  • Rem

    Feb 22, 2009 at 12:05 AM

    Comment #3

    not looking forward to it AT ALL!

    they have lost one in last 15, we dont really have a chance, and im usually a pessimist.

    I have to work at the match aswell, which will make it worse.

  • oba_9

    Feb 22, 2009 at 12:08 AM

    Comment #4

    cant wait till the match. will be class
    r.taylor, colo, bassong, enrique
    jonas, nolan, butt, duff
    martins, lovenkrands

    that would be my team, however stevie taylor may keep his place but not sure who would miss out. and oba might not be fit enough to start so big shola will go in up front

    im going for a 2-1 to the toon, martins to get the winner. CMON THE TOON

  • Tom1664

    Feb 22, 2009 at 12:14 AM

    Comment #5

    RyanToon – Yeah but he’s always been a prck hasn’t he?

    Jonas to score and Enrique to show us his bazooka left foot! ‘Mon the lads etc etc.

  • Tom1664

    Feb 22, 2009 at 12:15 AM

    Comment #6

    Oh, and Jonas/Enrique on the left again please, I’m sure Jacobsen could use the exercise.

  • Ever seen a mackem in Milan?

    Feb 22, 2009 at 12:19 AM

    Comment #7

    That Everton team Ed put up isnt that good tbh. Go about it right and the points are there for the taking.

  • Alex

    Feb 22, 2009 at 12:24 AM

    Comment #8

    I think we will win tomorrow , with Oba back and Lovenkrands we have 2 players that will rip their defence apart with the pace they have . 3-1 Oba , Nolan & Duff will score the goals .

  • Soren

    Feb 22, 2009 at 12:33 AM

    Comment #9

    Good time for us to meet a strong team like Everton, now that they have 5 first team players out. Hope to see Martin-Lovenkrands combo tomorrow, just thinking of all that pace makes me dizzy. Jonas back is also nice, but albeit gives Hughton some selection problem for the wings. Think maybe he will leave Jonas on the bench? Duff and Taylor did good last time around, and I dont think they will tamper with the defence, eg ditch S. Taylor.
    Anyway will dream of a toon win now, and watch it come true tomorrow.

  • Brutooon

    Feb 22, 2009 at 3:45 AM

    Comment #10

    Like i said below, when Martin played we are twice the team we had without him.

    Taylor,Jonas,Duff,lovenkrands – two play and one would be on the bench (assumming lovenkrands is playing with martins) so this will create a good competition for the team

    Everton injured players gave more reason for us to win

    This season st james park drops us lots of points

  • Kevin

    Feb 22, 2009 at 6:08 AM

    Comment #11

    Good line up but I would give a couple suggestions. Jonas must line up in front of Enrique. When they’ve linked up down the left Enrique has looked 10x a better player. I think their spanish language is helping them connect and helping Enrique settle down a bit on the pitch.
    With this depleted everton side, we must take advantage of two things – their lack of pace in defense and their second-string midfield. I agree with Loverboy and MArtins up front. They’ll run circles around Jagielka and Lescott. But I might think about dropping Loverboy back into more of an attacking mid role, in essence giving us 5 midfielders, and using jonas to make some piercing runs down the flank. If we control the midfield, we will win this match. But we’ll need to score at LEAST two goals to do it.

  • Tom

    Feb 22, 2009 at 8:35 AM

    Comment #12

    S Taylor, Coloccini, Bassong, Enrique
    R Taylor, Nolan, Butt, Jonas
    Lovenkrands, Martins

    Krul, Cacapa, Smith, LuaLua, Viduka, Geremi, Duff

    I would love to see Martins and Lovenkrands start up front, especially with people like Taylor, Nolan and Jonas behind them picking out the passes. They have the sort of pace which would scare many defences.

  • aus_toon_todd

    Feb 22, 2009 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #13

    did anyone hear cattermole too out digard from the smogs yesterday? he should be banned for life!

  • aus_toon_todd

    Feb 22, 2009 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #14


  • Wiser_than_wise

    Feb 22, 2009 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #15



  • waddler

    Feb 22, 2009 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #16

    Jo worries me, god knows what he will do if he’s one on one with s taylor or collicini.
    I think duff will be crucial and must get behind his man and produce top class crosses on the deck for our speed merchants martins, lovencrands and guitirez.

  • Davy Craig

    Feb 22, 2009 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #17


    I’d agree with your team selection.

    Off to the match now – howay the lads!!! 🙂


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